It is the beach capital of Asia. Over four million foreign tourists arrive each year, in search of the world’s best waves for surfing, finest dive sites, nightlife and parties that pulsate through the night. All of this can only be found in Bali. Beach resort properties line the beachfront, inches away from the action.
Head to Tanjung Benoa for adrenalin pumping water sports. Only fifteen minutes from Ngurah Rai International Airport and right on the beach is the Holiday Inn Resort Bali Benoa. Here you will find fun rides like jet skiing, banana boat rides, the flying fish, rolling doughnut, parasailing, kayaking and more. A number of the water sports centers have boats to hire for snorkelling, scuba diving, glass bottom boat rides and fishing. The Rip Curl Surf School also has a presence in Bali, with four schools located in Legian, Kuta, Sanur and Jimbaran, surfers can catch the best waves on both Balinese coasts. You can choose from courses in surfing, kite surfing, wake boarding, wind surfing, stand up paddle boarding and body boarding. You can also personalise your course according the time you have available and your experience level.Head inland and take a tour with an adventure tour company that coordinates groups for white water rafting, kayaking, hiking, biking and helicopter flights. Or get down and dirty riding an ATV through the muddy paddy fields of Nothern Ubud. To experience the famed Bali nightlife head to the beach after sunset. Kuta attracts younger, wilder crowds with low priced drinks and mainstream dance music. Seminyak is frequented by a slightly more refined group that includes a large number of expatriates. Upscale bars and pubs serve high quality imported liquor and good food with skilled bartenders and even upmarket musical entertainment. Live music, comprising of popular cover bands and karaoke, can be found in Kuta, Sanur and Denpasar.
Caleb Falcon is a travel writer who specializes in writing content based on the many exciting world adventures that await intrepid travellers.